Rumors: Updates from the ATG News Channel 7-22-2013

by Katina Strauch, Editor Was just poking through OCLC NextSpace magazine (no.21) which has Jay Jordan’s last column before he retired June 30. The issue is about the networked library. And staring u...

RUMORS: Updates from the ATG NewsChannel 7/15/13

by Katina Strauch, Editor Yesterday was July 14, Bastille Day, a holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789, signaling the start of the French Revolution, when most of the royal famil...

RUMORS: Updates from the ATG NewsChannel 7/8/13

by Katina Strauch, Editor There is a new blog featuring the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine, and we have added it to the Against the Grain Blog Network!  NLM’s Histor...

In the News: Focus on Digital Publishing Options

Focus on Digital Publishing Options By Paula J. Hane The June 2013 issue of Against the Grain featured a special segment with commentary on “The Self-Publishing Phenomenon.” It provided observations ...

In the News: HathiTrust Partners with DPLA

By Paula J. Hane The HathiTrust Digital Library announced on June 18, 2013 that it will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to expand discovery and use of Hath...

Richard Poynder Interviews Peter Suber

Quotes from an interview with Peter Suber, by Richard Ponyer.  Complete blog post online at http://poynder.blogspot.com/2011/07/peter-suber-leader-of-leaderless.html. On why OA is necessary: “Authors...

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I have found Facebook fun and entertaining in many ways, even though I don’t play any of the games there.   I like keeping up with friends and family.  I’ve gotten over the problem of connecting with...

Apologies Notwithstanding

Have you noticed?  So many public persons are issuing apologies these days.  Tiger Woods. The Pope.  The Israelies.  Not enough Republicans and/or Democrats.  Especially the latter political groups- ...

No State Funds Were Expended to Bring Me here

I’ve been coming to the Charleston Conference since 1989. That first year, the only reason I was able to attend was because Katina waived my registration. Since I was moving from one institution to a...